Confessions of a Magazine Junkie
Now that we know where we’ll be living now, I feel like everything has been thrown into motion with house hunting trips, farewell parties, scheduling the movers, pre-packing a few things to get them out of the house – even though the movers will re-pack them. Why? It sounds so futile, but it helps to get us organized for the move so we can maybe get some of those
neglected hard-to-reach corners of the house clean.
It was after packing my third box of books, not even making a dent in the overall quantity or even getting to the cookbooks, that I rediscovered my pile of magazines. I wish I’d taken a photo of the stack. I found back issues of Taste of Home, Rachael Ray, Better Homes and Gardens, Real Simple, Clean Eating, and several other titles, including Conde Nast Traveler.
Hi, I’m Erin, and I’m a magazine-aholic.
It was with great sorrow last night that I set to going through the collection looking for “keepers”. “Keepers” to me mean anything that makes a room beautiful, anything that looks like it will taste amazing, or great flavor combinations. I tried really hard to limit this round of “keepers” to recipes, and then reorganized my cookbook binder. Plus, I kept a few whole magazines — when faced with Clean Eating, how can you toss any of them? (By toss, I mean recycle. Don’t worry!) It’s just not right.
It was a
bittersweet feeling of accomplishment.
Tonight: scaring up boxes to pack more books. I read A LOT!
What are some of your moving/packing tips and favorite stories?